N E W S L E T
T E R NO. 144 FEBRUARY 5, 2016
FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR STARTING IN SEPTEMBER
attached a LETTER OF INTENT and the new fee schedule for the
2016-2017 school year. Parents who are interested in enrolling their children
for the new school year must submit a LETTER OF INTENT along with a $1,330.00
(full day Casa/Elementary) or $1,480.00 (Adolescent) or $880.00 (half-day Casa)
deposit by Friday, February 19, 2016. This deposit constitutes the down
payment towards the 2016-2017 tuition fee.
If you decide to
pay on a monthly basis, you will be deducting this $1,330.00 or $1,480.00 or
$880.00 from your September 2016 tuition fee. If you elect the annual tuition
fee, you will be deducting $1,330.00 or $1,480.00 or $880.00 from your full
payment, which is due by Friday, June 3, 2016.
We will hold a spot
for your child until Friday, February 19, 2016. After February 19, 2016 all
remaining spaces will become available to the new applicants. Please let the
office know if your child will not be returning this September.
(CASA) Program Registration:
who will turn 4 in 2016 should advance this coming September to a full-day
class. However, half-day children who will turn 3 in 2016 may continue in either
the half-day or full-day class. Children who will turn 4 or 5 in 2016, and who
are presently attending full-day classes, should continue in a full-day class in
the new school year. It is essential that children complete the cycle of work
awaiting them in the primary class, and remain in a Casa class until they reach
the age of six.
Children who are
turning 6 this year (2016) will be ready to move to a 6-9 Lower Elementary
class. Children who will turn 9 this year (2016), and who completed a three-year
cycle in the 6-9 class, may be registered into the 9-12 class.
students from the 9-12 level are invited to join our Adolescent class in
Please contact the
office for information regarding registration for all levels.
The September 2016
fee is paid with Letter of Intent by February 19, 2016. Remaining outstanding
fees for September 2016 for After School Program, Meal Plan or Bus if
applicable, should be submitted on Sept. 6/16 (first day of school).
cheques for the period October 2016 to June 2017 including Monthly Tuition fee
and After School Program fee, Meal Plan fee, Bus fee if applicable should also
be submitted on September 6, 2016 (first day of school).
The Deposit towards
the Annual Tuition is paid with Letter of Intent by February 19, 2016. Please
deduct this deposit and Prepayment Discount from your Annual Tuition fee which
is due by Friday, June 3, 2016. If you wish to prepay the annual tuition for
second or third child, only 10% Sibling Discount applies. All remaining fees for
period September 2016 to June 2017 for After School Program, Meal Plan, or Bus
if applicable, should be submitted on September 6, 2016.
We will continue to
provide a summer day camp program for our students during the summer months.
This year the summer camp will begin on Monday, June 20, 2016 and finish on
Friday, August 26, 2016. There will be no camp from July 18 to August 5, 2016
(summer break for staff) and from August 29 to September 2, 2016 (staff
education and new school year preparation week). Registration forms for the
summer camp will be available in April. Following the new government
regulations this program will be available for children who are 4 years old and
older. Summer day camp program for children younger than 4 years will be
available at our daycare at 411 Clendenan Avenue.
PROGRAM and SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAM
We will continue
our Casa program for children ages 2 years 6 months to 3 years 8 months at
Humberside Daycare at 411 Clendenan Avenue during the regular school year. Once
Casa children turn 3 years 8 months they can join our school location at 121
Kennedy Avenue. Our summer day camp program for children younger than 4 years
old will also be available at our daycare location.
the summer camp will be available in April.
We are excited
to tell you that Humberside Montessori School will be opening a new 9-12 class
in September 2016. Kim Smith will be joining us as a new 9-12 Elementary teacher
and she will be opening this class in September. Kim spent time living abroad in
France and the UK, where she obtained two university degrees in music. She
completed her AMI Elementary Montessori 6-12 Teacher Training in Toronto. Kim
used to work as a Music Teacher in the Adolescent Program at Humberside
Montessori. She is presently working as a 6-9 Elementary teacher in another
Montessori school, and is very eager to join our 9-12 level. Kim’s son is
attending our Casa program
DAY – at Humberside Montessori on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
As Valentine’s Day
quickly approaches, we would like to inform you of how we will be celebrating
information - we are asking that cards not be distributed throughout the
school due to the many problems that arise within the classes. Past experience
has shown that young children can become very frustrated for several reasons –
not receiving valentines, the inability to read what is written and who the card
is from, and the difficulty of distributing the cards themselves to name just a
few. Please be assured that Valentine’s Day will be discussed and celebrated
within the classes in an age and developmentally appropriate way. The
celebration will vary depending on the class. Thank you for your cooperation.
and Adolescent information - the elementary and adolescent students are
older, and therefore are able to celebrate this occasion on a different level.
They do really enjoy writing and reading their greetings. Therefore, the
exchange of cards in the elementary class will take place inside the classroom.
Please make sure that your children make their own valentines or, if they have
already purchased store-bought valentines, to write a personal greeting or a
poem on the back.
P.A. DAY –
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016 & FAMILY DAY, MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2016
There will be no
classes on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 due to our Professional Activity Day and
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 as we will be celebrating Family Day.